Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.1 x 3.6 cm
A half-dozen gemmy crystals of aquamarine, glass-like and very light in color, with great luster and all upper terminations intact. The largest of them measures 2 cm, 1.5 across the termination. Associated with bladed muscovite. The internal rusty color comes from inclusions of hematite.